About the TBC

Vision + Core Values

The VISION of the Toronto Birth Centre is:

To build a space where pregnant people, families and communities can access culturally safe birthing care.

The PURPOSE of the Toronto Birth Centre is:

To achieve optimal health and wellness for the whole community through culturally centered care, education and research that supports the practice of Aboriginal midwifery in its fullest scope, both culturally and professionally.

The CORE VALUES of the Toronto Birth Centre are:


Self Determination – All persons involved with the birth centre are recognized as doing so of their own free will. We acknowledge and remember we are all responsible to ourselves, to our families and to our community.

Equity – The birth centre is committed to establishing policy, procedure and guidelines that promote equity among all peoples.

Dignity – We aim to conduct all our relationships and interactions with the utmost dignity. This includes acting in a manner that builds trust, creating an environment free of judgment, being honest and direct in all our dealings, acknowledging power differentials, and being open to discussion.

Justice – We work to create an environment and practice that resists false narratives of history, society and health while actively addressing health disparities both in voice and in action.